LES SAUTEURS | THOSE WHO JUMP :: An Abou Bakar Sidibé, Moritz Siebert, Estephan Wagner documentary

LES SAUTEURS | THOSE WHO JUMP

Mount Gurugu overlooks the Spanish enclave of Melilla on northern Africa's Mediterranean coast. The European Union and Africa are separated here by a high-security border facility consisting of three fences. Refugees, mostly from the sub-Saharan region, live in the tree-covered foothills, from where they try to cross the land border between Morocco and Spain. One of them is Abou Bakar Sidibé from Mali, who in Les Sauteurs | Those Who Jump is both the protagonist and the one doing the documenting.

ACCOLADES

:: Ecumenical Jury Prize: Berlin, 2016
:: Spotlight Award, Cinema Eye, 2017
:: Horizons Prize, Munich DOK.fest, 2016
:: Winner of seven international awards

CREDITS

:: Director: Abou Bakar Sidibé, Moritz Siebert, Estephan Wagner 
:: Writers: Moritz Siebert, Estephan Wagner
:: Cinematography: Abou Bakar Sidibé